Get a Big

When you give your child a Big, you’re giving them one more positive and caring adult in their life and making a big impact on their future.

Did you know, kids matched with a Big Brother or Big Sister:
  • Are more confident
  • Are more likely to steer clear of drugs and alcohol
  • Do better in school
  • Get along better with their friends and family
  • Feel better about themselves
A Safe, Outcomes-Driven, One-to-One Mentoring Model That Works

Arm your child with another awesome adult. As a parent and guardian, you recognize the potential of your child better than anyone. By providing them with an extra caring adult, you’re continuing to help set them on the path to success.

We match children from one-parent or non-traditional households between the ages of 8 and 13 who reside in the Denver metropolitan and Pikes Peak regions with a caring adult who is compatible with your child based on their shared personalities and interests.

What You Need To Know To Enroll A Child

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Youth must be between the ages of 8-13 at the time of enrollment.
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Youth can stay in the program until the age of 18 should their match last that long, but must be in the 9-13 age bracket for Community Mentoring and in the 8-13 age bracket for Sports Buddies at the time of application.

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We prioritize youth who are from a single-parent household, kinship care, or are from a non-traditional household,
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Youth who have an absent parent in their lives (may see them infrequently or just a few times a year) are our priority when matching them with a mentor. Do you think a child may benefit from a mentor but does not meet this qualification? Please complete an application and we will work you to determine eligibility.

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Youth who are low-income or facing adversity,
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We determine this by whether or not they receive free or reduced lunch at school. Should a youth meet other requirements but does not qualify for free or reduced lunch, you may contact us directly to discuss the circumstances and see if an exception can be made.

Q.
Youth who are interested in participating in the program,
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Not only is their participation and interest key in a successful match, so is the family's commitment to the program.

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Youth who are in the right place to start the program.
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We know our families have a lot going on, and we also know our most successful matches are with those families who are in a stable environment. If a child has recently suffered a loss or trauma, or the family is currently dealing with a crisis, we may need to wait before introducing a mentor into their lives. Feel free to discuss a family's situation with us before referring them to the program to determine if it is a good time.

Our Programs: Big Opportunities
Community Mentoring
Community Mentoring

Big Brothers Big Sisters Community-based mentoring program matches 9- to 13-year-old children with a Big Brother or Big Sister. Mentors are expected to commit to meet with their mentee for a minimum of one year. Throughout the mentoring relationship, BBBSC program staff monitor the match and provide support to the mentor. Typically, mentees and mentors meet two to four times each month, with each meeting lasting at least last 2-4 hours.

If you are a parent or guardian and want to enroll your child, please complete the  Community Mentoring Application.

If you are not a parent or guardian but have permission please complete the Community Referral Form.

Sports Buddies
Sports Buddies

The Sports Buddies program develops one-to-one mentoring friendships between an adult and child through participatory and spectator sporting events. Sports Buddies activities are designed to deepen mentoring relationships while supporting self-confidence, goal setting, collaboration, skill development, and healthy lifestyles.

 

If you are a parent or guardian and want to enroll your child, please complete the  Sports Buddies Application.

 

If you are not a parent or guardian but have permission please complete the Sports Buddies Referral Form.